Author Archives: Haley Lambert

The end: Assessing my education

I was scouring the recesses of my mind, as well as the annals of the Internet for a great quote about “the end.” It’s the conclusion of the semester, and subsequently, the end of my undergraduate career. I’ve run the ...

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Wrestling: By not reinstating this NCAA sport, Fresno State is alienating spectators and athletes

Dan Gable coached a championship wrestling program at the University of Iowa. He also won gold in the 1972 Munich Olympics. In high school, he went undefeated from his sophomore to senior year. The only match he lost as a ...

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The capitalism espoused by Rush Limbaugh is a zero-sum fallacy

Rush Limbaugh hasn’t gone too far with his comments about Pope Francis. He’s simply fortified the safe-bunker he’s been building in America’s right-wing soil. On Wednesday, Limbaugh said President Barack Obama was “having an orgasm” over Pope Francis’ recent comments ...

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Deal making: Iran won’t follow through. Why should it?

Iran recently promised to curtail its nuclear development capabilities. Iran’s government has agreed to limit its uranium enrichment program as well as halting construction of centrifuges. Only half of those centrifuges in existence will be allowably operable. Other agreements include ...

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Reckoning: The true economic toll of Black Friday

Is it just me or was Black Friday not the news fodder that it was last year? I mean, in years past, the antics of shoppers were front and center on the 6 o’clock news. Journalist and columnist wrote about ...

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Searching for Thanksgiving on Black Friday

Thanksgiving approaches; my most favorite holiday! I recall the rapturous scent of pumpkin pie and roast Turkey. I delight at the sight of my father walking around the house lighting various orange, red and brown candles, while some not-too-Christmassy tunes ...

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50 years ago today: A memoir

As far back as I can remember, I  wanted to be a journalist. Maybe it was that shiny new transistor radio that I slept with after Christmas of 1958.  It carried me far and away into new worlds of music, ...

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Sexual assault: Our military’s clear and present danger

When I was born, my father was a 1st lieutenant in the United States Army. He served in an army burn center for more than five years. I am so proud of his service to this country. He helped both ...

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Compensating our professors

On Wednesday, California State University (CSU) Chancellor Timothy White visited Fresno State. In fulfilling his promise to visit every CSU campus within his first year in office, we also learned that he’s a good sport. He visited with the hump-day ...

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Juice and the affluent society

On Monday, The Wall Street Journal ran a story about the increased consumption of organic fruit and vegetable juice. In fact, the article stated that many people have begun substituting a fruit and veggie concoction for a full meal. 

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The simply confusing factors of the Affordable Care Act

On Monday, ABC News online reported that Tennessee state Senator Brian Kelsey handed a humorously titled book to Kathleen Sebelius, the U.S. secretary of health and human services. The book, titled “Websites for Dummies,” was a obviously meant as a ...

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Getting in the spirit of the (fall) season

A handful of movies to get you in the leaf-changing, crisp air joy of autumn! “To Kill A Mockingbird” (1962) This film is not only great for its story about coming of age in Depression-era Alabama, but also exemplifies the ...

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Puff, Puff, Prohibition: Understanding the ethos behind a CSU anti-smoking campaign

Imagine for a moment, that you are addicted to caffeine. A seemingly harmless drug that increases heart rate in its attempt to awaken us. (You may not actually have to imagine this scenario)

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Fresno lacks more than professional sports

A friend recently asked me to weigh in the question, “Why can’t Fresno support a professional sports franchise?” It’s a question I’ve asked myself several times. On its face, Fresno seems, theoretically, a contender as the home to an NBA, ...

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The ideal midsemester experience

“My wife, whenever I’d go off to work and I’d be kind of anxious, she’d say, ‘Remember, have fun.’ Oh, I forgot, thanks for the reminder. Because sometimes we do forget. We take it all too seriously, and there’s a ...

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The latest stars in country music are performers, not artists

Last week I flipped through People magazine’s country music edition. I sat in the waiting room at the Walmart automotive center, hoping to find some interesting bit about this or that country music artist. Granted, there were plenty of stories, ...

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Always necessary, always disgusting: the public restroom experience and finding Shangri-La

There are things we love doing: reading, skiing, shopping, watching football, baking cakes, etc. When someone says, “Cake is good.” You think “Yeah it is!” And proceed to make one. If skiing is mentioned, you might talk about why it’s ...

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Muslims should speak out against terrorism

In the Friday Sept. 27 edition of this publication was a very intriguing Op-Ed piece about Islam in the United States. If you are not familiar, the author, Sumaya Attia, argued that a certain media pundit named Bob Beckel asserted ...

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